SCIENTIFIC NAME: Budorcas taxicolor
HABITAT: Often found in steep terrain in mixed conifer and broad leafed deciduous forests and alpine meadows at elevations of 4,000 – 9,800 feet. Eastern Himalayas and into China.
CONSERVATION STATUS: Vulnerable
The legendary “golden fleece” sought by Jason and the Argonauts in Greek mythology is thought to have been the golden fur of the takin. Takin are the national animal of Bhutan.